Here are the topics and times that are going to get covered in this intense and personal 3 day seminar with Srivatsa Ramamswami
September 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Vinyasakrama Yoga practice & Basic Tenets of Yoga Sutras $30 prepaid——$40 pay at the door, space available
Saturday, September 26, 6:30-8:30pm:Varied Teachings of Krishnamacharya $30 prepaid——$40 pay at the door, space available
Saturday, September 26/10am-5pm & Sunday, September 27/9am-4pm: Essentials of Vinyasakrama Yoga & Yoga for the Internal Organs $215 prepaid——$240 pay at the door, space available
3405 Lenox Road N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Due to construction at the hotel, go to the back of the hotel to the parking lot, drive up & park on the level with Registration signs, and cross-over above the driveway to hotel, not down the steps. Follow the Registration signs to the elevator, go up to the 4th floor, follow signs to Meeting rooms. The rooms are actually over the parking lot, you have to cross over above the driveway twice. It is easier than it sounds! Bring a yoga mat, cushion, any props you might need, and a wide-mouth water bottle to refill.
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Background on Srivatsa Ramaswami
Srivatsa Ramaswami is the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya, outside of the teacher’s immediate family. Krishnamacharya was an accomplished Hatha Yogi but his wholistic approach encompassed various other disciplines as well. They included Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama, Mantra Chanting, and Meditation. The study of the therapeutic effects of asanas, bandhas, pranayama and indepth study of important texts like the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, were an integral part of his teachings. Read Ramaswami’s article My Studies with Shri T. Krishnamacharya published in Namarupa Magazine.
Shiva Rea & Samudra Global School of Living Yoga allow 40 elective hours with a few teachers, including Srivatsa Ramaswami, toward their 300/500 hour certification. The contact hours in these workshops with Srivatsa Ramaswami may be included in the 40 elective hours toward the certification. He has written four books: 1. Yoga Beneath the Surface (with David Hurwitz, June 2006, Marlowe) 2. The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga (2005, Marlowe) 3. Yoga for the Three Stages of Life (2000, Inner Traditions) 4. Basic Tenets of Patanjala Yoga (1982)
He has taught for 25 years in India – Kalakshetra (for 20 years, and recognized as an Institution of National Importance by the Govt. of India), Ramachandra Medical University, Yoga Brotherhood, etc. He has taught workshops and Teacher Training programs in the US at the Esalen Institute, Loyola Marymount University, Yoga Works, the Himalayan Institute, Chicago Yoga Center and many others. He is a registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 (500 hour) level. This is the highest level of certification the Yoga Alliance offers.
Essentials of Vinyasakrama Yoga
Vinyasa Krama was the core system taught by Pandit Sri T Krishnamacharya in his teachings of yogasanas. Srivatsa Ramaswami studied this system in considerable detail with the Guru during his 30 year study, learning more than 700 vinyasas. Vinyasa in the art form of Yoga practice, with elaborate, aesthetic variations and movements in essential Yoga postures. In this program the basic elements of classical Vinyasa Krama or Vinyasa Yoga will be considered in detail.
Close to 100 essential Vinyasas in a number of sequences, like Tadasana, Paschimotanasana, Sarvangasana, Suryanamaskara with mantras, etc. forming the basis of the system will be taught along with the appropriate synchronous breathing. Discussions and practice of different elements of Pranayama also will be gone into.
Reference book: ‘The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga’ by Srivatsa Ramaswami, Marlowe & Company, NY. Yoga for the Internal Organs Yoga has a limited but a powerful arsenal of Procedures—different asanas and myriad vinyasas, breathing exercises, variety of unique mudras, meditation techniques, to strengthen almost all systems of the human body/mind. It is therefore called, sarvanga sadhana or a method of accessing and working on every part and system of the body, including the internal organs/parts. In this program, emphasis will be placed on a proper assessment of the available yoga techniques to impart health to different parts of the body, especially the internal organs. Procedures specifically for the different systems and organs like the heart and the circulatory system, lungs, and the respiratory system, the abdominal organs and the digestive system, pelvic organs, the brain, spine and the nadis all from purely a yogic perspective will be discussed and practiced. Aided by proper diet and a calm mind, Yoga could provide healthy vital organs. Srivatsa Ramaswami
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Connie Routh PO Box 52572 Atlanta, Georgia 30355